You know what labs remind me of... the slow kid that lives down the street. Hard worker, fun loving all around good kid. Anybody would be proud to have him as a son.. but he's just not the brightest bulb on the tree.
Another example, I'm an avid bird hunter. A lot of the guys I hunt with use labs. You won't find a harder working more awesome all around dog. Labs are great at working hard and playing hard. They are a joy to watch... but again its like the slow kid that keeps raking the leaves into the wind and never finishes what he intends on doing. On the other hand, my setter will work a field at mach 2, come back to me remembering where all the birds are and point them... and then the son of a gun gets lets the labs chase down the dead birds while he hangs out... which they happily do.
Anyway, didn't mean to go on and on like a loon, I like talking dogs as much as I like talking guns... I love labs. Great dogs, perhaps even the best family dog yet.